Pedestrian, 79, killed in Plant City collision

Published May 13, 2012

PLANT CITY — A 79-year-old pedestrian died Friday night after being hit by a car on State Road 39, state troopers said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was walking between the roadway's lanes just north of Holloway Road about 9 p.m.

Lianne Sykes Miles, 33, of Valrico was driving south with her 5-year-old daughter when she approached the pedestrian.

She tried to avoid hitting the man by quickly shifting to an inside lane, but the man darted out into the lane in front of Miles' Honda CR-V.

He was hit and killed.

It was not immediately clear what the man was doing in the street, but he was not walking near a crosswalk, officials said.